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the only way you can get this BS to stop is on election day..i see a huge RED tsunami coming in November
even those claiming to support the demonrats are walking away
 

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There was a time when Americans from both political parties managed to get along. I know that seems crazy, like some sort of fever dream, but it’s true. More than that, on some occasions, politicians came together as one and stood up for our country. Now we don’t even speak the same language anymore.

The night of September 11, 2001, on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, the Members of Congress who were in DC gathered together with one purpose, to show the world we would not cower in the face of those horrible attacks. Spontaneously, those Democrats and Republicans sang “God Bless America,” with the lack of self-consciousness we have when we sing in the shower, and pride in this country.
That was the last time we united, the last time we could talk.

Soon after that moment, the politics started again and the divide we’d always had turned into a chasm. And it’s only grown.
I could assign blame, there’s plenty to go around, but pointing out how the left saw mileage to be gained by embracing and cultivating hatred of George W. Bush isn’t particularly productive. How we got here matters less than how we get out of here. Only, I don’t know if we can get out of here.

When the dud-bombs started showing up this week, President Trump unequivocally condemned the act and called for unity against all political violence. It was the right thing to do and he did it without any qualifications. Democrats rejected the sentiment, choosing to try to score political points ahead of the midterms. The media rejected it too, blaming the President for the actions of a madman.

It was the exact opposite of everything these very same people did last year when a liberal activist tried to murder as many Republicans as he could on a baseball field in Virginia. Nancy Pelosi bristled at the suggestion of Democrats saying the GOP health care proposal would kill tens of thousands of people every year might lead someone to think they had a moral obligation to act to prevent it. “How dare they?” she squawked at the suggestion.

But Republicans didn’t dare, for the most part. They quickly moved on, though not as fast as the media did, which forgot the story after three days – before Congressman Steve Scalise was off life support. Now it’s like it never happened.

How do you unite with people like that?

The President immediately did what he should have, and the left demanded he do more. Donald Trump doesn’t owe any of these charlatans in politics or the media an apology for the actions of someone else. After two years of calling him a racist (something they missed while they were inviting him to their parties for 30 years before he became a Republican), homophobe (though he was for gay marriage long before they were), Hitler, and everything else you can imagine. They’ve called him an idiot and a mastermind, a puppet and dictator, an empty suit and a totalitarian. You name it, they’ve called him all sides of it depending upon what their narrative required at the moment.

Still, he called for unity, for everyone to come together and condemn this terrorism. No one reached back. Who’s to blame for that? It’s certainly not the person reaching out.

CNN spent all day blaming the President’s words for someone else’s actions and milking their victimhood while one of their top personalities publicly swore they weren’t (apparently no one at CNN watches CNN, and who could blame them). MSNBC, seeming angry they weren’t targeted, joined in the chorus. Rachel Maddow, who the GOP baseball shooter listed as his favorite TV host, said the President has “violent extremist groups” doing his bidding. She might as well have been holding up a sign with “Someone go finish the job!” written in the blood and dirt from the field that day. Naturally, their token “conservatives” got on the bandwagon too.

Democrat after Democrat formed a conga line of fake outrage knowing the pearl-clutching statement of Congressman Backbencher would be gobbled up by a media desperate to share more attacks on the only man calling for unity.

Democrats once cared enough about the country to put partisanship aside, at least temporarily. Since 2001 wasn’t an election year, those few weeks were easier. Now they can taste power again, and nothing, not even basic decency, is going to stand in their way, even for a day.

Democrats aren’t going to change unless voters reject them again, and then only maybe. And personalities employed by alleged news organizations to play the roles of journalists aren’t going to take off their blue uniforms and attempt objectivity anytime soon either. So what’s the point?
These leftists have refused to denounce the liberal mob’s tactics for years, as Republicans and average citizens are harassed from coast to coast. Now they demand the President, Republicans, and Fox News admit complicity in the actions of a madman? To Hell with that.

Just last week, Hillary Clinton said Democrats don’t need to engage in civility unless they regain power. Maybe the time has come to stop trying to get along and just focus on making sure they never do.

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The gathering at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC, on Saturday was a stark contrast to recent rallies where people dressed in black and held signs disparaging President Donald Trump and members of his administration.

The #WalkAway rally featured a sea of red, white, and blue-clad participants, waving flags, wearing Make America Great hats, and even pussy hats made infamous during the Women’s March were transformed into bright red, Trump-supporting headgear.

The success of a weekend of events to support Trump and Republicans ahead of the midterm elections on November 6 even impressed Brandon Straka, the former Democrat who launched the #WalkAway movement five months ago when he posted a video on his Facebook page urging others who are fed up with the failed policies and mob rule mentality of today’s Democrat Party to leave it.

“We planned a really, really amazing weekend that we hope is going to wake a lot of people up — open a lot of people’s eyes,” Straka said, adding that, no, he could not have imagined celebrating at Trump International Hotel with hundreds of other #WalkAway liberals and the conservatives who support them, dubbed #WalkWiths, on the eve of the march and rally.

“I definitely did not think when I released my video on May 26 that I would be standing in Trump International Hotel, wearing an ‘I love Trump’ top hat and tuxedo,” Straka said.

Breitbart News spoke with some of those who have joined the movement and traveled from as far away as California to take part in the D.C. event.

Zach Hing, who spoke at the rally, came from California and confessed he voted for Hillary in 2016 but that “fake news” has since pushed him toward conservatism. He said spending time in communist China growing up also played a role in his conversion from liberal to conservative.

And he’s glad Trump is president.

“Absolutely. People have jobs,” Hing said. “People seem to be happier. There is some common sense now.”

“I never agreed 100 percent of what [Trump has] said but I can stand behind [him], and I can appreciate what the guy has done for the country,” Hing said. “The fact that black unemployment is at an all-time low and that the economy is actually climbing; this crackdown on immigration. Those are things that I believe in,” Hing said.

Erwin Bruner of West Palm Beach Florida also traveled to D.C. for the march and rally. He said he is a lifelong Democrat who voted for Barack Obama in 2012,but now he’s a conservative who supports Trump.

“Trump is clear in his message,” Bruner said. “He tells people like it is. He’s not afraid to tell people the truth.”

Amy Angely, a graphic artist who lives in Hagerstown, Maryland, used her skills to help put together the march and rally. She said her father once described her as a “liberal, artsy, lesbian-sympathizing wacko.”

But the Democrats’ victimization message didn’t sit well with her, and after she discovered the #WalkAway movement, she wanted to be a part of it.



“When #WalkAway came along, and I started to listen to the testimonials I realized that they were saying exactly what I felt,” Angely said.

And she confessed to Breitbart News: “I just voted my first straight Republican ticket in my whole life.”

Those who are diehard conservatives, or #WalkWiths, who want to support those ditching the Democrat Party were also part of the weekend events, including Cheryl Jackson, who lives in Columbia, South Carolina.

“I’m here to support the walk away movement because my motto is #ReachOneTeachOne,” Jackson said. “I was lost at one time, and now I’m found, and so I’m here to mentor anyone who needs my help.”

Conservative Fighters
 
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Isn't amazing how all of the "scandals" created to discredit Trump and the Right vaporizes in just a few days. Where is Omarosa? Where is Stormy Daniels? Where are all the women who claim that Justice Kavanaugh molested them? And now there is a nut who made a bunch of fake bombs, whose political registration changed from Democrat to Republican after he was in jail! How could he be registered with either party, as he was a convicted felon for the past several years?
Anything and everything the mainstream media can come up with gets its 15 minutes of fame. Now the latest is that Donald Trump left his umbrella open outside the door of Air Force One. So what?
Oh, and he gets two scoops of ice cream.
Vote for the Red Wave next week and maybe they will shut up!
 

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To gain control of the House, the Democrats need to pick up 23 seats. According to RealClearPolitics, 204 seats are likely to go to Democrats and 199 to Republicans, with 32 in the toss-up column.

if you think your vote doesn't matter, please ... think again! EVERY vote matters in this election, every single one!
 

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make no mistake, the direction this country is going to go rests in the hands of you, the voter
I'd like to ask you to really think about what's at stake
we know all the talking points about immigration, health care, tax cuts, climate change, and so on and so on
I'd like to look at this from a different direction


yes, our tax cuts are at risk, yes, we will be deciding if we want that caravan, and every one behind it, to enter this country by any means necessary, or whether or not we'll go to socialized medicine, Medicare for all
but there's another side to this, the side where progress is being made, where people are being motivated, and a question of the heart


if we give power back to the Democrats, that will come to a screeching halt, there will be endless investigations into nothing, Pelosi will be House speaker again, leaky Adam Schiff will be chairman of the Intelligence committee, Maxine Waters is pegged to head the finance committee, these 3, among others, will spend the next 2 years doing all they can to make all the trouble they can for the current administration, getting real things done won't be on their agenda at all, their main goal and focus will be revenge, destroy, eliminate

aren't you tired of the gridlock in D.C. ?
of folks who's only concern seems to be their "enemy" instead of the American people who put them there?
wouldn't you LOVE to see our immigration laws fixed, once and for all?
do you worry about those who come into this country without our knowledge or consent?
the Democrats got their chance, they truly controlled all 3 chambers of government, including a super majority in the Senate, they could have passed anything they wanted to, and all they accomplished is the disaster known as Obamacare
what do you have to lose by giving the Republicans the same opportunity?
and what about free speech? do you LIKE seeing people screaming at folks just trying to have dinner? and what about those who think it's their right to remove signs or apparel they don't agree with? is it ok to break windows and burn cars because you don't like what somebody says?
I would love to have a MAGA hat, I would love to wear shirts showing how much I love what this President has done, to let people know how I truly feel, but I'm afraid! I'm afraid somebody is going to damage my car, or approach me at work, cursing at me and spitting in my face! if the Democrats win, this will say to them that such tactics work, and they will only escalate in intensity and frequency
should Americans, any Americans, live with that kind of fear? what kind of freedom is that?


and last, but most certainly first: no matter what the Left calls him, no matter how the media tries to paint him as otherwise, YOU are in the heart of our President, he gets up every single day to fight for you, he wants to improve the lives of every single American, no matter who they voted for, compare that to Pelosi's claim that collateral damage may be necessary for those who don't share her views, she doesn't care if she hurts Americans to get her way

President Trump had the world by the tail, he didn't need us, he was living a life full of luxury and recognition and celebrity praises
so you have to ask yourself why, why did he give that up? he certainly didn't do it for himself, or his family, the abuse and ugliness that's been directed their way as a direct result of his sacrifice and service is unprecedented
he didn't do it for the money, he's taking $1/yr for all his hard work


he did it for us, he did it because he knows what this country is capable of, and that every American can have the American dream become a reality, he did it because he has reaped the blessings that this country has to offer, and he wants to give those blessings to each and every one of us, now it's our turn ... do we tell him that he's been wasting his time and undo everything he's worked so hard to give us?
Or do we let him know that we really like this America, full of promise and pride!
It's totally up to you!
I know he says things that upset some people, but let me ask you one simple question: what has impacted your life more, what he's said or what he's done?
 
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For many Americans, the Great Recession brought dark days we will never forget – and never want to repeat. It wasn’t long ago that economists told us sluggish growth and flat wages were here to stay.

Pundits talked about a “jobless recovery.” And politicians promised hope and change but never delivered.

But now, thanks to Republican leadership, the United States has the best economy in the history of our country – and hope has finally returned to cities and towns across America.

Since I was elected, we have created 4.5 million new jobs. In the last month alone, we added another 250,000 jobs, and nearly a half-million Americans returned to the workforce. We have added nearly 500,000 manufacturing jobs to our economy – jobs that many self-proclaimed experts said would never return.

The unemployment rate just fell to the lowest level in nearly 50 years. More Americans are working today than ever before. And wages are now rising at the fastest rate in a decade.

Today, if you want a job, you can get a job. If you want a better job, you can get a better job. African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Asian-Americans have the best job prospects in history. The employment outlook for women is the best in more than 65 years.

Students graduating from high school and college are entering the workforce with an abundance of opportunities.

These things didn’t happen by accident. They happened because Republicans are putting American workers and families first.

To reclaim America’s competitive edge, Republicans passed the largest package of tax cuts and reforms in American history. In addition to saving the average family $2,000 per year, our tax cuts kicked off a growth boom as businesses expanded and hundreds of billions of dollars in foreign profits flooded back into our country.

By doubling the child tax credit, providing a $500 tax credit for non-child dependents, and lowering tax rates, Republicans delivered the tax relief that working families need and deserve.

Republicans have waged the largest regulatory reduction campaign in our history – eliminating unnecessary regulation after unnecessary regulation that killed jobs and drove businesses overseas.

We have unleashed American energy resources. We ended ObamaCare’s punitive individual mandate and created new, affordable health-care options with lower premiums for families and businesses. And we are fixing broken trade deals and cracking down on foreign trading abuses that have, for decades, plundered America’s wealth.

Democrats adamantly, aggressively and hysterically opposed every one of these policies.

The top Democrat in Congress even predicted our tax cuts would lead to “Armageddon.” But here we are, two years later, and America has never been more prosperous or more optimistic.

Now America faces a critical choice: whether to build on the extraordinary prosperity that Republican policies have delivered for our nation – or whether to allow Democrats to take control and take a giant wrecking ball to your economy and your future.

If House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., take control of Congress, they will drag America back into the economic abyss we struggled so hard to climb out of.

The Democrats have promised to raise taxes, restore job-killing regulations, restrict American energy production, and impose socialism through a government takeover of your health care that would bankrupt our country with a $32 trillion price tag.

Put simply, the Democrats will pursue economic policies that are the exact opposite of the successful policies that Republicans have implemented. Democratic economic policies will drive our factories overseas, destroy the American health-care system, and obliterate American jobs, American wages and American wealth.

We have already tried the Democratic way – and it produced the worst so-called economic recovery on record. Why would we ever go back?

Instead, I am asking you to vote for a Republican House, a Republican Senate, and Republican governors so we can continue the incredible economic success that families across the nation are now enjoying.

America’s red-hot economy is the envy of the world, and it is only getting stronger every day. A strong jobs economy helps working Americans lift up the people they love: children, parents, friends, and neighbors.

A strong jobs economy also means that our government can protect the American people with the strongest military in the world, protect Medicare and Social Security for our great seniors, protect Americans with pre-existing conditions, and protect our borders.

With your vote for Republican candidates, we can keep our economy growing and our nation on the right track.

With your vote, we will keep lifting millions of our citizens from welfare to work, dependence to independence, and poverty to prosperity. And together, we will build a future of safety, security, prosperity, and freedom for all our citizens.

President Donald J. Trump
 

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how can you call this anything but an invasion?



we NEED to secure the border, but Democrats want to let ALL these people in, consequences be damned
vote for progress, vote for security, vote
RED !
 

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well ... it wasn't the outcome I'd hoped for, it's not the best scenario, but it's not the worst either
the Democrats will gain control of the House, and the Republicans will increase their majority in the Senate
the split decision will make it a lot more difficult to make progress on the important issues, like immigration


Adam Schiff will become the chairman of the oversight committee, he's going to investigate President Trump until he can't anymore
Maxine Waters will become chairman of the finance committee, which means she'll be dragging CEO's in front of Congress endlessly
Pelosi will probably become Speaker again, and has promised to use the power of the subpoena to make President Trump's life miserable


I see 2 positive things in all that: the Democrats' actions will drive up support for President Trump in 2020
and the House cannot pass or repeal anything without it going through the Senate


the big question tonight is if the Dems will legislate or investigate, they have no reason to legislate
 

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well ... it wasn't the outcome I'd hoped for, it's not the best scenario, but it's not the worst either
the Democrats will gain control of the House, and the Republicans will increase their majority in the Senate
the split decision will make it a lot more difficult to make progress on the important issues, like immigration


Adam Schiff will become the chairman of the oversight committee, he's going to investigate President Trump until he can't anymore
Maxine Waters will become chairman of the finance committee, which means she'll be dragging CEO's in front of Congress endlessly
Pelosi will probably become Speaker again, and has promised to use the power of the subpoena to make President Trump's life miserable


I see 2 positive things in all that: the Democrats' actions will drive up support for President Trump in 2020
and the House cannot pass or repeal anything without it going through the Senate


the big question tonight is if the Dems will legislate or investigate, they have no reason to legislate
With the Demorat majority in the House, I expect to see Trump impeached there. However, they will never muster a 2/3 vote in the Senate to convict him. (That's 67 votes, and there is a Senate majority, no not so likely). They will propose all sorts of legislation, (like single payer Medicare) and Trump can veto all of it, without the Senate Demorats being able to override the veto. And with McCain gone and Flake out of office, maybe the Republicans can muster a united front when the sleeping Justice Ginsberg dies or retires.
Yes the Dems have gained power, but better be careful how it is exercised!